FLINT — Officials with the United Way of Genesee County kicked off the 2018 annual campaign at the Flint Farmer’s Market last Tuesday with an emphasis on expanding workplace giving throughout Genesee and Shiawassee Counties and help more than 85,000 men, women and children.
United Way officials are hoping to raise and leverage funds to support programs in Genesee & Shiawassee Counties, said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee County. Last year, the local United Way’s total community impact was $14 million in donations, grants, designated gifts and leveraged funds.
“The cornerstone of any successful campaign is workplace giving,” Gaskin said. “Our role is to demonstrate to donors and their employers that by investing in the United Way, we can leverage their financial support to help more people.”
With that in mind, the United Way is conducting similar campaign kickoffs across the county:
• Clio, August 22nd, Mott Community College in Clio, 12–1 p.m.
• Fenton, August 31st, Fenton Community and Cultural Center, 8:30—9:30 a.m.
• Davison, September 5th, Lions Gate in Davison, 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.
• Grand Blanc, September 7th, Flint Elks Club, 7—9 a.m.
• Burton, September 8th, Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 2:00 p.m.
• Flushing, September 26th, Goggins Hall, 12—1:30 p.m.
• And in Shiawassee county, August 14th, Big Boy in Owosso, 7:30—8:30 a.m.
Questions about how to support the United Way or run a workplace campaign, contact Jamie Gaskin at 810-762-0857. — P.S.